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Estoril Five I

1982
66 1/2 x 51 5/8 in. (168.9 x 131.1 cm)

Frank Stella
American

Object Type: Print
Medium and Support: Relief printed etching and woodcut
Credit Line: Marion Stratton Gould Fund
Accession Number: 1984.46
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Location: Not currently on view

Edition: 4/30

Artists Proofs: 10
Publisher: Tyler Graphics, Ltd.

Frank Stella's curiosity about ideas, techniques and media keeps his work fresh and fascinating and makes him difficult to categorize. For example, in this print he used traditional printing processes in new and innovative ways.

Unlike much of Stella's work that is serenely geometric, this work thrives on disorder and intensity. Not surprisingly, its name, Estoril, refers to a race track in Portugal. It is one in a series of monumental prints related to a series of paintings. The painting series and the print series are each called the Circuit Series and were inspired by race tracks Stella visited in the 1970s.

Label Copy, Collection Connections - Psychedelic, installed September 15, 2010
Curated by Cynthia Culbert

Bibliography
See general information in "The Prints of Frank Stella: a catalogue raisonné, 1967-1982," Richard H. Axsom, New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1983: p. 151, no. 140 and Richard H. Axsom and Leah Kolb, Frank Stella Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne, New York: Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, 2016, cat. no. 140, p. 229

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